leujin: (Great scott!)
Boulder Students Protest 'Under God' In Pledge of Allegiance

Leave it to Boulder to do something outrageous like that.

I personally am of the opinion that if they really don't like the pledge of allegiance and the fact that it references God, then you don't bloody well have to say it. It even says in the article that it is an option, it is only presented as a choice. There's no law saying you have to recite the pledge of allegiance. There's no law that says you even have to stand up while it's being read.

Frankly, these students are just dicking themselves. They're the ones who are walking out on classes, and the only ones who are going to be negatively impacted by this are going to be them, because they're likely to miss the first minute of a lecture because they choose to leave class! It's idiotic to walk out of a class because you don't like the pledge. It's not about God, it's about allegiance to the country. The phrase 'Under God' is only even in there because everybody who founded this country believed in God!

Like it or not, our country was founded by Christianity. This is something that dates back 200+ years and it's not going to change because a group of uppity know-it-alls have nothing better do than to protest things for the sake of causing an uproar. It's not that big a deal. You can just plug your ears, or listen to your iPod while the pledge is going. Just because you personally don't believe in God or one God doesn't mean that the majority should have to change.

I'm sick and fucking tired of things being changed because the minority is upset, and we're trapped in an age where everybody has to be right and nobody can be offended. We're all too worried about stepping on toes to even worry about bigger problems!

So, I'd like to hear some feedback on this one. I want to know where the people who read this blog stand.

You, specifically, I want to hear your opinion.
leujin: (Destiny)
1057 SW 103rd Terrace
Oklahoma City, OK 73139

That is our new address as of September 1st. Write me letters. We'll have a big party ;P

On that note, moving is a giant pain in the arse. We've been packing most of today and yesterday. Like I said, we cleaned out the hall closet yesterday, got rid of most of the shit that was in there or packed it up, then Liz did the bathroom... shelfy-pantry-mabob. And we got rid of most of the electronics shit (like cables) that we didn't need.

Today was just finding miscellaneous crap and putting it in a box. We still need more boxes. I think now the plan is that Liz is going to go down to Los Alamos on Monday and bring a bunch of clothes to wash, as well as just... a carload of stuff. If there's not stuff, she'll take the animals and my mom'll take care of them while we finish packing.

Jeesum crawl, there's so much to do still in only a week and a half. It's more pain in the ass this time than it was before, because we're not just moving across town. ~.~ Anybody want to buy us boxes and pack all our stuff? It'd help. Because I don't want to do it.
leujin: (New York explodes)
Setting the stage: I walked to McDonald's for dinner. Two very perplexing things happened, and I really can't decide which trumps the other:

1) There was a car parked on Pennsylvania, filled with nothing but mannequin heads.

If that wasn't enough wtfery...

2) While waiting to cross Colfax, some kid grabbed my ass, said "ew" and walked away.

What the crap.
leujin: (I had a sword)
I'm really tired of the ass-nanigans of the denizens of this city at night. Last week is was obnoxious mariachi music, and last night it was bottle rockets. Granted, you have to deal with that crap no matter where you go when it starts to approach July and for several months after that, but it's still annoying.

I also have yet to mention that I still didn't get my damn raise processed, but I am assured, by both Richard (my boss) and Dale (the payroll guy), that it definitely will be in my next period, including all the missed wages. If it's not, I'm going to be raising some hell. Possibly even suing.

All I ever do is complain. Let's think positive!

We went to the botanical gardens yesterday. We were looking at it for our reception. We decided that, while very pretty, it's entirely too small for our needs, so I think we're going to be looking at the garden of the gods, and hopefully that will suit us better. Liz took oodles of pictures, and included in that batch was one of like... a dozen pictures of me that I don't hate.

Speaking of matrimony and all that fun stuff, we've set a date. April 21st. So we don't have to remember yet another date. >.> Liz's words, not mine.

My dad actually finally got back to me, too. I sent an e-mail to my grandma and she spread the word through the Harmony family tree, and my dad is the first one to get back to me. I think the last time we actually talked was when I had the ulcer (remember that?) and was asking him about insurance. He actually seems to be in a positive place in his life, which is good. I still have very little respect for him for ditching his kids, but I'd still like to see him there. He's a Unix administrator now, which just proves that once a nerd, always a nerd.

I still have yet to hear back from any of the rest of my family, except for my grandma. She's sending me $100 for graduating. Grandmas are cool like that.

We're gonna see pirates today. Yay swashbuckling.
leujin: (Great scott!)
So, I'm trying to figure out what on God's green Earth could possibly possess a person to start blasting mariachi music at 4:30am. I don't mean blasting like... your neighbors can hear you. I mean blasting like... people for 20 blocks around can hear you. And it was radiating from somewhere near our apartment.

So I yelled at him from my apartment.

That'll show him.
leujin: (New York explodes)
Someone broke into Liz's car and stole her ipod.

This really quite sucks.

What kind of asshole steals something from somebody in a parking garage?
leujin: (jacking on)
If I catch the fucking shit-head who set of the fire alarm at 4 am, I am going to strangle the life out of them.

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